Webinar Notice Jan 11, 2022 - 10 to 11 AM EST

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 10 Workshop


2021 Fall and 2022 Spring Program

Toronto Section Chair’s Welcome

On behalf of STLE Toronto Section, I would like to welcome you to our 2021-2022 program. Starting last year, STLE Toronto held several education webinars on-line and we will continue until we will have a safe environment for our attendees.

Our focus will be “cost savings” and / or “manufacturing cost reduction” based on better lubrication, better practices, and / or automated data gathering and processing. These helpful webinars will educate and empower attendees to contribute more to the company through these tough times.

I welcome you all on this program and hope to see you all there.

Behshad Sabah


Our technical program over the last few years was based on half day in-person workshops featuring 5-6 speakers. This worked well but with the current concerns about the Covid 19, we are adapting. A short survey determined that the most popular was a talk 30-45 minutes long, on one topic, and held mid-morning. We are also going with live video audio webinars which allows our participants to attend from wherever they are working and there is no time lost for travel. Plus, questions can be submitted in advance or during the presentations. As before we are focusing on technologies that can help save your company resources. This can be better as it might help tribological products last longer, save energy, reduce waste, and/or increase productivity. Win, win, win!

The STLE Toronto Section uses events like this to help spread the word and also to raise funds. These funds are used to support the section activities and to provide donations and assistance to local universities and colleges. No money raised goes to salaries or expenses.


Sep  9    Wayne Mackwood and Andrew Keane,  Lanxess re their new urea/CaS grease

Oct 12  Ken Bannister, Engtech Industries Re Asset Management

Nov 9    Matt Hobbs, EPT Re lube oil varnish detection and remediation

Jan 11  Bill Quesnel, Wearcheck Re grease testing

Feb 8     Dr. John K. Duchowski, R&D Filtration, HYDAC Re on-line monitors

Mar 8    Sonia Hevia, Petro-Canada Lubricants Re electric vehicle tribology

Apr 12  Pall Re controlling water contamination or Lubrizol


Titles might change, but topic will be the same or very similar. Suggestions for speakers to fill the gaps would be appreciated.

Jan 11, 2022 , 10 AM to 11 AM, EST
– WearCheck Regarding Grease Testing by Mr.Bill Quesnel



It has been reported that 80% of bearings are grease lubricated but many condition monitoring programs do not include testing on in-service greases. There is a great opportunity to do better.

Traditional grease analysis involves testing to assess a grease products performance and quality.  Employing today’s suite of new ASTM methods for lubricants, WearCheck has developed a range of grease testing programs to assess used greases and troubleshoot grease related lubrication issues.  Bill Quesnel will discuss the various test methods employed for grease analysis in commercial oil analysis laboratories today and demonstrate the effectiveness of these new programs through a series of grease analysis case studies.


Mr. Bill Quesnel CLS, OMA I, OMA II Certified

Bill Quesnel is President of WearCheck Canada and has developed his experience over the last 30 years in the industry helping many large companies establish successful oil analysis programs.  Bill graduated from the University of Waterloo in pre-med with minors in Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science. Bill is CLS, OMA II, MLA III, MLT II, LLA I certified.


In lieu of a payment for the course, Wearcheck has generously offered to cover the cost of registrations. This will be used to fund student membership in STLE at local universities and colleges. Thanks WearCheck.

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Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 10

2 thoughts on “Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 10

  • January 11, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    I missed the presentation.
    Can you send me the Presentation via Email?

    • January 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      Hi Paul
      Thanks for your interest. I emailed it to you. Have a great day , Behshad

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